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Octopussy (1983)

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A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

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John Glen

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George MacDonald Fraser (screen story and screenplay), Richard Maibaum (screen story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... James Bond
Maud Adams ... Octopussy
Louis Jourdan ... Kamal Khan
Kristina Wayborn ... Magda
Kabir Bedi ... Gobinda
Steven Berkoff ... Orlov
David Meyer David Meyer ... Twin One
Tony Meyer Tony Meyer ... Twin Two (as Anthony Meyer)
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Robert Brown ... M
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Michaela Clavell ... Penelope Smallbone
Walter Gotell ... Gogol
Vijay Amritraj ... Vijay
Albert Moses ... Sadruddin
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Storyline

James Bond's next mission sends him to the circus. A British agent was murdered and found holding onto a priceless Faberge egg. Kamal Kahn buys the egg at an auction, but Bond becomes suspicious when Kahn meets up with Russian General, Orlov. Bond soon finds out that Kahn's and Orlov's plan is to blow a nuclear device in an American Air Force Base. Bond teams up with a circus group, which are headed by the beautiful Octopussy, who is also close friend of Kahn. Will Bond be quick enough, before World War III begins? Written by simon

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian | German | Spanish | Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chobotnicka See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,902,564, 12 June 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,900,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,600,000, 31 December 1984
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (as Dolby Stereo in selected theatres)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As "Octopussy", the name she is only ever called in the film, is identified as being the daughter of Major Dexter Smythe, Octopussy being a nickname. It can be inferred that her maiden name is Smythe. See more »

Goofs

Bond tells Octopussy that "What I do, I do for King and country". Since the reigning monarch of England is Queen Elizabeth II, he should have said "What I do, I do for Queen and country. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Bond: You didn't tell me there was going to be this much security.
Bianca: They moved the flight up to this afternoon.
James Bond: Well, we're going to have to go ahead as planned anyway.
[Bianca hands an ID badge with the name 'Luis Toro' to Bond]
James Bond: Toro. Sounds like a load of bull.
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Crazy Credits

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN "FROM A VIEW TO A KILL" - this is the second time in the series that the title of the next Bond film is not given as it will eventually appear (the FROM being dropped from Fleming's original title). See also The Spy Who Loved Me. See more »

Alternate Versions

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Soundtracks

All Time High
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Rita Coolidge
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Funny,excitement ,thrilling new entry with a brilliant villain, Louis Jourdan
12 June 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Bond again in an electrifying movie that scored a new hit at action genre.The immortal agent 007,whose deadly precision,sour irony and irresistible attractive is perfectly portrayed by Roger Moore.This time he investigate the killing of one his colleagues who appeared dead with a Russian egg Faberge of incalculable price. He undergoes an incredible adventure with spectacular pursuits until a chilling countdown towards nuclear holocaust.OO7 taking off an elegant villain(Louis Jourdan)named Kamal Khan living in India,Bond tries to stop him but the maniacal nasty wreak all sorts of havoc until Bond steps in and he schemes to put a nuclear bomb at a circus whose owner is Octopussy(Maud Adams,the only Bond girl who repeated acting,previously played ¨The man with the golden gun¨).The film contains excitement,emotion,lots action,suspense,gorgeous women(a beautiful Kristina Wayborn)and maniacal nasties(Jourdan,Steven Berkoff,Kabir Bedi).

The argument tosses in every cliché including the obligatory intervention by MonneyPenny(Lois Maxwell),M and Q(Desmond Llewelyn). Before essaying the role Bond, Roger Moore honed his suavity in the series ¨The Saint¨,hence he adds a humorous-tongue in check dimension to Ian Fleming's famed creation as the connoisseur(women and wine especially) spy hero,starting his role Bond with ¨Live and let die¨.Film displays gimmicks and silly set pieces that usually marred the best Moore outings.In spite of an exciting opening sequence and some thrilling scenes along the way the Bond-Moore series is starting to look a little tired, just its star protagonist.John Barry's music is unforgettable ,as always and colorful cinematography by Alan Hume.An agreeable screenplay and more believable exciting with cliff-hangers situations come to mind;still,this solid outing isn't bad Bond and it does star the best sympathetic OO7.This is one of the more watchable entries based on a short book by Fleming with the same title with Roger Moore in top form as 007 and assured direction by John Glen.


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